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The Resource The hard slog : Australians in the Bougainville campaign, 1944-45, Karl James, (electronic resource)

The hard slog : Australians in the Bougainville campaign, 1944-45, Karl James, (electronic resource)

Label
The hard slog : Australians in the Bougainville campaign, 1944-45
Title
The hard slog
Title remainder
Australians in the Bougainville campaign, 1944-45
Statement of responsibility
Karl James
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The island of Bougainville in the South Pacific was the site of one of the largest and most gruelling campaigns fought by Australian forces during the Second World War. During the offensive against the Japanese from November 1944 to August 1945, more than 500 Australians were killed and two Victoria Crosses awarded. A veteran later described Bougainville as 'one long bloody hard slog'. Despite this, little is known about the campaign, which was dismissed as an unnecessary and costly operation. In the first major study of the Bougainville campaign since 1963, Karl James argues that it was in fact a justifiable use of Australia's military resources. Drawing on original archival research, including wartime reports and soldiers' letters and diaries, James illustrates the experience of Australian soldiers who fought. Generously illustrated with over forty photographs, this important book tells how this often overlooked battle played an important part in Australia's Second World War victory.--
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UkCbUP
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James, Karl
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Australian Army history series
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea)
Label
The hard slog : Australians in the Bougainville campaign, 1944-45, Karl James, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139196307
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The unnecessary war -- 2. Torokina and the outer islands -- 3. The Central Sector -- 4. The Northern Sector -- 5. The Southern Sector -- 6. Slater's Knoll -- 7. To Buin -- 8. Peace
Control code
CR9781139196307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 319 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107017320
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880878343
Label
The hard slog : Australians in the Bougainville campaign, 1944-45, Karl James, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139196307
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The unnecessary war -- 2. Torokina and the outer islands -- 3. The Central Sector -- 4. The Northern Sector -- 5. The Southern Sector -- 6. Slater's Knoll -- 7. To Buin -- 8. Peace
Control code
CR9781139196307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 319 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107017320
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880878343

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